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Bundle: Petrels Night & Day and Undiscovered Owls

£64.95

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Two of our best-selling titles at a bargain price.

Petrels Night & Day

This is a comprehensive exploration of the petrels of Europe and North Africa.

You can listen to previously unpublished digital stereo recordings of 23 species of petrels nesting on islets, islands and coasts of the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

You will learn how to separate them by ear, with the help of clearly annotated sonagrams. You can read the author’s tales of making the recordings, and learn where to go to experience the birds.

There is a series of full-colour plates and photographs for birdwatchers and especially seawatchers. Many of the photographs were taken at the same time as the recordings. Most importantly, read how the latest research is leading to the recognition of new European species, some of which are exceedingly rare.

With 130 recordings spread out over two CDs, the sounds of Petrels Night and Day ‘illustrate’ the text in addition to excellent quality photographs and illustrations by Killian Mullarney that appear throughout.

Written and illustrated by enthusiasts so be warned: this book could be the start of a serious obsession.

Undiscovered Owls

Explore the twilight world of owls that you can hear in your garden, the park or woods with this lyrical investigation into their sounds. Listen to previously unpublished digital stereo recordings of the owls of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, illustrated with annotated sonagrams. Enjoy paintings and photographs, often of the individuals recorded. Learn how to research into evolution, behaviour and sounds invite us to recognise a dozen new owl species.

Share the thrill of closing in on a huge fish owl found only a handful of times before, the rarest owl in our region. Travel to rugged desert mountains, where the authors chanced upon a previously undiscovered owl, the first new Arabian bird species for nearly 80 years. Learn to listen like an owl and maybe you could find the next one.

 

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